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Dr. Roland A. Torres

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17 reviews

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Bedridden for a month, my husband now walks again after very risky operation done by Dr. Torres

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flag | Submitted May 28, 2019

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Dr.Torres recently removed a brain tumor from my mother. She was turned away by several others. She is doing very well now finishing her chemotherapy.

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flag | Submitted May 1, 2019

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Great Guy, great surgeon. Saved our son's life. Great bedside manner Very sexy

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flag | Submitted April 25, 2019

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When several others wanted to do a spine surgery fusion, he said it wasn’t necessary and 6 months later with Physical Therapy and some pain injections, I am a new man. Honest, down to earth.

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flag | Submitted December 4, 2018

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I had been seen by several spine surgeons. Then I saw Dr. Torres he was wonderful, he did a cervical fusion and now my pain and numbness in both hands are gone.

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flag | Submitted July 10, 2018

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Wonderful. Open and refreshingly honest. He was our second opinion.

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flag | Submitted May 1, 2018

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2 other surgeons wanted to operate on my back, he said I didn’t need surgery. Going to Physical Therapy and feel much better.

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flag | Submitted April 23, 2018

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Dr. TORRES saved my mother’s life by evacuating a life threatening hemorrhage in her brain after a fall. He was terrific. I googled him and he is one of the top Neurotrauma doctors in the country. Apparently, UM recruited him from Stanford. Their loss.

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flag | Submitted April 1, 2018

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Saved my daughters last few after a gunshot to the head.

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flag | Submitted May 7, 2017

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Wonderful caring surgeon, saved my sons life. Nationally recognized expert.

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flag | Submitted April 2, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Roland Torres comes to The University of Miami from Stanford University by way of a brief stint in Alaska. He was born in Peru, is fluent in Spanish and has been educated both abroad as well as at The Univ. of Chicago and MIT. He trained in Neuropathology and General Surgery at Columbia University later moving to the West Coast to complete his training at UC-Davis for Neurosurgery with Julian Youmans and J.Paul Muizelaar, UC-San Francisco for combined Neurosurgical Oncology and Radiosurgery Fellowship with Phil Gutin and Charles B. Wilson and finally, UCLA for Complex Spine Instrumentation Fellowship with J.Patrick Johnson and Don Becker. He is also retired from the United States Air Force Reserve (Medical Corp). Dr. Torres is a Nationally recognized Neurotrauma and NeuroCritical Expert who is very engaged with the AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care as well as the National Neurotrauma Society often invited to lecture or moderate Scientific Symposia. He will be joining a major new effort at UM/Jackson Health to improve the outcome of acute Traumatic Brain Injury by applying therapeutic advances pioneered at Jackson Memorial/Ryder Trauma Center. This effort will include state of the art Neuro-Intensive Care for acutely Brain injured patients in the Jackson Health System which already provides an Internationally recognized Center of Excellence for Spinal Cord Injuries and Rehabilitation. Dr. Torres also has vast experience in the practice of General Neurosurgery both Brain and Spine which he enjoys here in Miami. Dr. Torres’ clinical research aims to deliver the most advanced care for patients with severe traumatic Brain Injuries. He has been a co-investigator in several NIH trials and a co-PI in the NIH, Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials at Stanford. He is also working closely with industry and currently developing several innovative monitoring technologies including cerebral oxygenation, hyperbaric oxygenation, cerebral blood flow monitoring and non-invasive measurement of intracranial pressure. Current research is identifying specific blood Bio-markers that predict future Neurological and Psychological sequelae and investigating new pharmacologic treatments following mild to severe brain trauma allowing earlier targeted intervention. Future planned research will involve the use of stem cells in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury ( TBI). In his spare time, Dr. Torres enjoys fast motorcycles, fast cars and flying.


Languages

  • Spanish

Education

  • Fellowship – Neuro-Oncology and Radiosurgery, UCSF (Grad. 1993)
  • Fellowship – Complex Spine and Instrumentation, UCLA (Grad. 1994)
  • Residency – Neurosurgery – Univ. of California Davis Medical Center (Grad. 1999)
  • Residency – Neuropathology – Columbia University (Grad. 1990)
  • Internship - General Surgery - Columbia University (Grad. 1991)

Other Specialties

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Areas of Expertise

  • Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Head Injury
  • Skull fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Tumors
  • Gliomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Schwannoma
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Low Back Pain
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spinal trauma

Awards & Recognitions

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Publications & Research

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